Reed Garrett: Mets Pitcher (2023)

Reed Garrett was born January 2nd, 1993, in Henrico Virginia. The six foot two, right hander attended high school at historic Richmond. . 

Military School: Reed then attended the Virginia Military Institute, which is the oldest public military college in the US. There he pitched for the Keydets baseball team getting drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round (486th pick overall) of the 2014 draft.

Reed spent 2014 & 2015 at the ball level reaching AAA Round Rock for one game the following year. He spent the next two seasons in the AA Texas League & the AAA Pacific Coast League. In 2019 he was drafted (Rule V) away by the Detroit Tigers. He was invited to Spring Training & made the roster north.

MLB Career: On March 29th he debuted pitching a scoreless inning of relief in a 6-0 loss at Toronto. On April 1st, he pitched in New York & struck out two batters in 1.1 innings of work. He made 13 appearances giving up 15 earned runs with a 8.22 ERA before being sent back to the minors.

He was sent back to the Texas Rangers finishing the year at AAA Nashville going 1-3.

Nippon Professional Baseball: Garrett spent the next two years pitching as a reliever in Japan for the Saitama Seibu Lions going a combined 7-5 with a 3.45 ERA. Reed was homesick in Japan, due to his schedule then Covid he didn't see his wife or newborn son for nine months until finally returning home.

In 2022 he returned to MLB appearing in seven games for the Washington Nationals. He was granted free agency & signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He began the year at AAA Norfolk & went 5-1 with a 1.00 ERA which was good enough to have him promoted to the big-league staff.

He was brought up to the first place Orioles in mid-June & pitched in just two games. On June 16th he gave up three runs in 1.2 innings of work to the Cubs at Wrigley Field in a 7-6 loss. He was placed on waivers & picked up by the New York Mets.

Mets Career: Reed appeared in 12 games for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs posting a 5.68 ERA but was still brought up to the Mets staff in late July.

On July 29th, the 30-year-old Reed made his Mets debut pitching 2.2 scoreless innings in an 11-6 loss to the Nationals. On August 4th he returned to face his old teammates in Baltimore in the 6th inning of a 10-3 loss. The O's knocked him around for four runs on three hits. His next outing was worse, he gave up six runs to the Braves in just 2.1 innings of a 21-3 debacle.

Reed made five more appearances on the year & pitched better. In seven innings of work he gave up just one run, struck out five & walked one. 

First Victory: On September 30th he earned his first career win coming against the Phillies in a 11-4 win at Citi Field. He entered the game with the Mets ahead 11-4 in the 6th inning, then pitched three scoreless innings giving up just one hit & striking out four.

Career Stats: In his career he is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA, 32 strike outs & 28 walks in 44.1 innings in 31 appearances.

Family: Reed & his wife Lucy have two children.


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